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Kickass Woman Of The Day: President Of The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences, Cheryl Boone Isaacs

Jodie On Female Directors
Jodie Fosters says studio execs see female directors as a risk. Read More »
Casting The Film
My picks for who should be in the movie. I was ignored. Read More »

The film industry is one that desperately lacks female influence, so Cheryl Boone Isaacs’ election as President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a particularly cool victory. In its 86-year history, the Academy has only had two other female presidents — the most recent being almost 30 years ago. Cheryl Boone Isaacs is also the first ever African-American president for the Academy. Keep reading »

Down With The Swirl: 7 Interracial On-Screen Romances

Down With The Swirl: 7 Interracial On-Screen Romances

Meagan Good and Will Ferrell share an onscreen romance in the upcoming comedy “Anchorman: The Legend Continues.”

In the film’s trailer, funny man Ferrell tries “to break down the barriers of race” by cracking jokes during a humorous dinner table scene with Good character’s Black family.

“I don’t read Jet Magazine, or Jheri Curl Daily,” he says. “I’m breaking down the barriers of race by assimilation. And on that note which one of you convicts with the longest record can pass me the mashed potatoes?”

In the highly-anticipated sequel, Ferrell returns as Ron Burgundy, only this time he works at a 24/7 cable news network. Read more on Hello Beautiful…

One Woman Director Out Of 20, Cannes? That’s Pretty Dismal

Jodie On Female Directors
Jodie Fosters says studio execs see female directors as a risk. Read More »
Where Are The Women?
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Female directors fare better in indie films than Hollywood, says study. Read More »
5 Women To Watch
Five funny female screenwriters to watch. Read More »
Valeria Bruni-Tedesch

So we all know that there’s a dearth of women in the movie-making business — just in case you’re not up to speed there was a whole study done about it.  The best place to view this disparity is the Cannes Film Festival in France: of the 20 films competing for the top prize, the Palme d’Or, only one is by a female director. Keep reading »

Mila Kunis Thinks It Would Be Fun To Star In “Fifty Shades of Grey” & A Feminist Film Company

Oscar Nominations!
Who is Quvenzhané up against?! Read More »
Golden Globe Moments
The moments you missed from the 2013 Golden Globes. Read More »
  • Add Mila Kunis to the long list of actors who are duking it out to star in “Fifty Shades of Grey!” [Celeb Dirty Luandry]
  • Gemma Arterton is happy there is going to be less romance and more ass kicking in “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunter.” [The Mary Sue]
  • Linda Riss Pugach,the woman who was the subject of the documentary “Crazy Love” (yeah, that movie about the woman who got lye thrown in her face and then married the dude who did it when he got out of jail) has passed away. If you haven’t seen the movie, it’s a must-watch. [Daily Freshies]
  • Check out which actresses made W Magazine’s Best Performances feature. [Just Jared]
  • If you want to work in film, check out this lady-friendly film company. [Gurl]
  • As is customary for all who sit on Oprah’s couch, LL Cool J will make confessions. [Uptown Mag] Keep reading »

Pete Doherty Still A Junkie, Also A Film Star

Pete Auctions Amy Painting
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Pete Doherty auctioned off a painting featuring Amy Winehouse. Read More »
Pete Isn't Fat
Pete Doherty is not fat, okay? Read More »
Pete's Jewelry Launch
The musician was looking a little... bloated. Read More »
Pete's Alive -- And Acting!

Pete Doherty must be part cat; it seems like he’s had a zillion lives. Despite his rampant heroin addiction, he’s still around and kicking — and doing new projects. Like a French film with Charlotte friggin’ Gainsbourg called “Confession of a Child of the Century,” where Doherty plays a 19th century bon vivant with a bad attitude and an addiction (WHAT A STRETCH). Anyway, here’s a trailer featuring the walking heroin husk. [Guardian]

Joaquin Phoenix’s Performance In “The Master” Was Inspired By Bubbles The Monkey

Joaquin On Letterman
He returned to face the host after the strange appearance. Read More »

“Paul called me Bubbles on the set. Bubbles was Michael Jackson’s pet monkey, and I was Paul’s pet monkey. The key to Freddie is an animal, just pure id. For the scene where he’s arrested and put in jail and all that, I just watched videos of wild animals that get into suburbia. If you’ve seen video of a deer or a bear that finds its way into suburbia and the cops have to tranquilize it, it seems as if the brain stops working. If they’re cornered, they’ll slam into walls, or one leg tries to go left while the other is going right. It’s complete fear and chaos. They can’t control themselves at all. That was the key to Freddie. And Paul certainly called me his pet monkey.”

– Joaquin Phoenix on preparing for the role of Freddie in “The Master.” I’m so excited to see this film. I’m also excited that JP is over and Joaquin is back. He’s a transformative actor. [Time]

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